By far worse. No question. We started last year with Billups on the team, arguably the best point guard in the league despite the aging. And it was a perfect situation. Stuckey was going to take a lot of minutes, and Billups was going to be well rested for the playoffs. Dumars ruined it all in the name of who knows what. CV? Gordon? Hah. Bad move. Dumars tried to swindle us into thinking AI was going to replace Billups, but it did not happen. Some of us with half a memory still know what happened - we basically gave Billups away. More recently, Dumars, in his infinite stupidity, decided to give two of our best defenders away. In the name of what? Cap space to add players. But wait, what players. Wilcox? Is Wilcox going to start playing defense this year? We did get Big Ben Wallace back, for cheap too. This is one move I like, though I fear this rookie coach is going to try to lean on Ben too heavily - and just wear him out to uselessness soon. I do hope this coach has half a brain, and uses Wallace to compliment the other players, not as a starter of a super sub who plays starters minutes. But again, who still has half a memory left? Sure, I thought we used Dyess way wrong. Still, Dyess was a good solid player. With a decent coach playing this older vet spare minutes off the bench, Dyess can be a very valuable palyer. Anyone notice though, he ain't around. And Sheed, a guy who Curry totally mismanaged last year, trying to make him play like a 20 year old at his ripe old age. This was stupidity by Curry, followed up by stupidity by Dumars letting Sheed go sign cheap with someone else. Lets review. Sheed, Billups, Amir, Afflalo, and Dyess all gone. Five players who either started for us last year or will start for his new team this year. In return? Unproven rookies. And an older Ben Wallace, Charlie Villanueva, Ben Gordon, and Wilcox. Cap space move after cap space move, and never anything in return at the end for all the cap space moves. Since we won it all in 2004, all Dumars has done is tear the team down in the name of cap space. He needs to go if the Pistons are to ever have another winning season.